Candidates For Governor Can Start Circulating PetitionsTwo Illinois Republicans eyeing the governor's office headed into Tuesday -- the first day that Illinois candidates wanting to run in 2014 can circulate petitions -- with a jump start on announcing their running mates.
Rutherford Names Attorney As Lieutenant Gov. PickThe Republican field for the 2014 Illinois governor's race began to crystalize Monday as candidate Dan Rutherford, the Illinois treasurer, announced a Chicago attorney as his lieutenant governor pick.
Big GOP Donors Leaning To Rauner For 2014Anxious to clear a path back to the governor's office, some of the Illinois Republican party's deepest-pocketed donors are abandoning candidates they previously supported with five- and six-figure donations and directing their money to the only political newcomer in the race — venture capitalist Bruce Rauner.
Treasurer Warns Of Imitation Unclaimed Property WebsitesA lot of people are checking unclaimed property sites to see if there's an old paycheck, jewelry or other forgotten wealth awaiting them, but the Illinois state treasurer's office is warning that some sites might not be legitimate.
Rauner Officially Announces GOP Bid For GovernorRepublican venture capitalist Bruce Rauner announced his gubernatorial bid for the 2014 election, saying he's the anti-politician the struggling state of Illinois needs to "shake up Springfield."
Dan Rutherford Announces Candidacy For Illinois Governor The 2014 governor's race is off and running, with the first declared Republican candidate announcing today.
Rutherford To Announce Gubernatorial Run This WeekendFor months, Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford has been hinting — at times not so subtly — that he wants the Republican nomination in the 2014 governor's race. Come this weekend, he'll finally make it official.
Rutherford: Credit Downgrade Could Cost State $95 MillionStandard and Poor's decision to lower Illinois’ credit from A to A- comes just days ahead of plans to issue $500 million in bonds.
Rutherford Claims Fiscal Cliff Will Hurt State Revenue The state of Illinois' chief investor says if the President and Congress can't reach a compromise, that means less money in workers' paychecks.
Moody's Downgrades Illinois' Credit Outlook To NegativeMoody’s Investor Services has downgraded the state’s credit outlook from stable to negative.
Treasurer Rutherford Releases Operation Reunite ListIllinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford unveiled an updated Operation Reunite list of names now that several military medals have been returned to veterans.
Nearly 19,000 Unclaimed Items Up For Auction By Treasurer's OfficeThe Illinois State Treasurer's office has some Christmas gift suggestions: unclaimed property that will be auctioned off online later this month.
Chicago Seems To Be Center Of Attention At GOP Convention In TampaThe Republican National Convention got off to a rousing start on Tuesday, with Ann Romney speaking from her heart about her husband, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaking from his gut.
Rough Start For Illinois Delegation At GOP ConventionFor Illinois GOP delegates, getting to the Republican National Convention in Tampa was a pain on Tuesday, but once inside, the delegation’s chairman had a little fun.
Illinois Republicans See Opportunities To Build Beyond 2012Illinois has evolved into a “blue state,” but there are still plenty of Republicans – and plenty of opinions on how to rebuild the party.